In 2016 OCBA’s membership consisted of 138 dues paying beekeepers. Many of those beekeepers participate in the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program. The Master Beekeeper Program was developed to provide a formal structure to allow beekeepers to improve their beekeeping skills and knowledge. Beekeepers progress from Certified Beekeeper through Master Craftsman Beekeeper levels of continuing education and experience.
Randall Austin is OCBA’s Master Beekeeper Coordinator. In this capacity he serves as OCBA’s liaison to the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association’s Master Beekeeper Program. Among OCBA’s 2016 membership, these members have earned advanced beekeeping certifications.
|Jeanne Arnts||Dick Merritt||Varna Saenz|
|Karen Bentley||Mark Powers||John Schaub|
|Ryan Chamberlain||Curtis Pruitt||Jerry Schoendorf|
|Jennie Di Martino||Chris Richmond||Adrienn Uzsak|
|James Evans||Nerissa Rivera||Aaron West|
|Brad Kosiba||Vicki Robertson|
|Chris Apple||Elizabeth Pratson||Cynthia Speed|
|David Eckert||John Rintoul||Walter Starks|
|Randall Austin||Charles Fleckenstein||Todd Walker|
|Lewis Cauble||John Wallace|